Felipe Oviedo


Felipe (extended bio and CV) joined PV Lab as a graduate student in August 2015. He received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from USFQ in 2014. Before coming to MIT, Felipe worked as a field engineer in the Latin American energy and commodities industry (downstream O&G, mining). Previously, he also worked as an intern in particle detector design for the LHC experiment at CERN, Switzerland, and as a visiting researcher in VTT, Finland. Felipe is a former Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders Fellow, and Ruta Quetzal BBVA Scholar. Felipe’s ongoing research focuses on designing autonomous, energy efficient, PV powered sensing and communication systems, and optimizing the configuration of tandem solar cells. Outside the lab, his interests include energy markets and policy, entrepreneurship, hiking and literature.

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